Mark Stegeman 
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Re: “Unbroken Angel: Luis Alberto Urrea

TUSD removed seven book titles from classrooms, as part of its effort to show compliance with the state's directive to end the MAS courses. (Incidentally, the TUSD board never authorized the book removal and I personally disagreed with it, though I did vote to end the courses.) "The Devil's Highway" was not one of those titles.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 03/07/2019 at 12:45 AM

Re: “The Wrongheaded Decision To Remove Auggie Romero As Pueblo High Principal

One difference between the Star's education reporting and this education reporting is that the Star will usually call for comment or offer a chance to respond, before speculating on board members' motives.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 04/17/2018 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 235 — State of the State Edition. Great Ideas! Terrific Ideas! Wallet Still Safely Stowed in Back Pocket.

Concerning Pedicone's departure: He knew me well before he signed his contract extension in August 2012, and I did not change over the next few months. What changed, in the November 2012 election, was two seats on the board. That is the reality, however anyone chooses to frame it.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 01/12/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Judging a newly elected official based on one journalist's account of one (fairly minor) incident after interviewing one bartender does not make sense. Rachael has already shown in many ways that she cares much about students and parents. Let us wait and see how she performs on the board. I think this year in TUSD will be different in a way that most people will like.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 01/05/2017 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Tucson Unified School District Makes a Statement

What, Again: I ran an entire campaign dedicated to the platform that I am absolutely not fine with that.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 12/15/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Tucson Unified School District Makes a Statement

The resolution changes nothing that TUSD is doing, which complies with the law and is similar to what almost all other districts do. The board has passed similar resolutions in the past. Several votes at the same meeting had a significant effect on TUSD's actual actions and practices. It would be great if more news outlets reported the substantive content of the board meetings, rather than resolutions that have minimal or no practical impact.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 12/15/2016 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Judy Burns never spent a dollar running for reelection to the TUSD board -- and was easily reelected twice.

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Posted by Mark Stegeman on 12/01/2016 at 1:32 PM

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